Santa Maria police say a man’s death back in March has been ruled a homicide.
Police and firefighters were called to a home on the 400 block of West St. at about 8:30 p.m. March 9. When firefighters arrived, authorities say they found a man with visible traumatic injuries.
Despite life-saving efforts, police say the man died.
Santa Maria police initially called the death suspicious, but said on Tuesday the death has been classified as a homicide.
Detectives say they are preparing their findings for review and analysis by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. If a determination on filing of charges against any potential suspects is made, police say they will release more information.
The man's name has not yet been released.